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How the Chevy Corvette went from America's icon to mid-engine marvel taking after Ferraris and Lamborghinis

All eight generations of the Chevrolet Corvette. Chevrolet For almost 70 years, the Chevrolet Corvette was a front-engined sports car.It was a great performer, but was missing that one last element that'd make it competitive in the global sports-car market.The 2020 Corvette is now mid-engined and a worthy international competitor.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more storiesDespite the generous offering of American muscle cars available to buyers today, there's only one considered to b...
Tags: Transportation, France, New York City, America, Trends, General Motors, Gm, Autos, Toyota, Lotus, Chevrolet, Corvette, Flint Michigan, Waldorf Astoria, St Louis Missouri, Chevrolet Corvette


REVIEW: The $60,000 Polestar 2 luxury EV solves the worst part about driving a Tesla

2021 Polestar 2. Kristen Lee/Business Insider The Polestar 2 is the first all-electric car from Polestar, a new brand from Volvo and Geely. It competes against the Tesla Model 3, Jaguar I-Pace, and Audi e-Tron. Prices start at $59,900. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The future-is-now characteristics are the same. The same big infotainment screen, the same minimalist interior, the same zip when the right pedal goes down. Take away my sight, and I'd be tempted to guess I...
Tags: Google, Transportation, China, Wikipedia, New York City, Trends, Tesla, New Jersey, Manhattan, Autos, Jaguar, Toyota, Epa, Google Maps, Audi, EVs


Uber expands green rides option to 1,400 cities

Uber has expanded a program that incentivizes drivers to use all-electric and hybrid vehicles to more than 1,400 cities in North America including Austin, Houston, Miami and New York City as part of the ride-hailing company’s broader plan to become a zero-emission platform by 2040. The program, known as Uber Green, gives customers the option to request an EV or hybrid electric vehicle. Drivers receive an extra $0.50 from a $1 rider surcharge for every Uber Green trip completed. Uber said Tues...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, London, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Automotive, Mexico City, Avis, Sydney, North America, Mumbai Uber, Austin Houston Miami


Mobileye is bringing its autonomous vehicle test fleets to at least four more cities in 2021

Mobileye, a subsidiary of Intel, is scaling up its autonomous vehicle program and plans to launch test fleets in at least four more cities over the next several months, including Detroit, Paris Shanghai and Tokyo. Mobileye president and CEO Amnon Shashua said Monday during the virtual 2021 CES tech trade show that if the company can receive regulatory approval it will also begin testing on public roads in New York City. The expansion announcement, along with details about a new lidar System o...
Tags: Transportation, Japan, New York City, Jerusalem, Tech, Intel, Ces, Munich, Automotive, Paris, Silicon Valley, Toyota, Nissan, Detroit, Mobileye, Geely Auto


From Paris to NYC, Mobileye will bring self-driving cars to metropolises

Tokyo, Shanghai, Paris, Detroit and New York City will all see fleets of Mobileye-powered vehicles rolled out in early 2021.
Tags: New York City, Cars, Trends, Intel, Paris, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Mobileye, CES 2021, NYC Mobileye, Tokyo Shanghai Paris Detroit


'Death by Pokémon Go': Study finds that driving while playing likely cost billions in car damage, injuries

Pokémon Go craze hits New York City on July 25, 2016. Mike Coppola/Getty Images Users playing Pokémon Go while driving resulted in a "disproportionate increase in crashes near PokéStops" in an area of Indiana, a Purdue University study found. The study analyzed 12,000 police incident reports in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. It concluded that resulting car damage, injuries, and fatalities incurred county-wide costs of $5.2 million. Nationwide, the study estimated costs to range between $2 bil...
Tags: Transportation, Games, New York City, US, Trends, Indiana, Pokemon, Autos, Jalopnik, Car Crashes, Don, McConnell, Niantic, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Purdue University, Mike Coppola Getty


Donald Trump's Ferrari will head to auction during the final days of his presidency - tour the $500,000 car

2007 Ferrari F430 F1 Coupe. Mecum Auctions Donald Trump's red 2007 Ferrari F430 will be for sale through Mecum Auctions from January 7 to 16. The car is expected to fetch between $400,000 and $500,000, though the first time it was auctioned, it sold for $10,000 less than its estimated price. The car comes with a copy of its original title, which has Trump's signature and the address of Trump Tower in New York City. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Every so often, you see...
Tags: Transportation, New York City, Trends, Ferrari, Autos, Donald Trump, Long Island, Trump, Mecum Auctions, Fort Lauderdale, Trump Tower, Kissimmee, Mecum, Car Auctions, Kristen Lee, Ferrari F430


The Station: Waymo makes its safety case, AV partnerships abound and the rising cost of FSD

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. It was a busy week in the world of transportation, particularly around automated vehicle technology. Let’s get to it. Email me at [email protected] to share thoughts, criticisms, opinions o...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, Twitter, Europe, New York, London, New York City, Los Angeles, Tech, Tesla, Thailand, Automotive, Brooklyn, Electric Vehicles, Netherlands


Will Consumers Embrace Autonomous Cars? Key Insights to Consider as Our World Changes

This article originally appeared on AutoVision News. It has been republished with permission. What do you think about self-driving cars? We would like to hear your thoughts. One of the things we frequently talk about in the autonomous driving community is how to help consumers embrace the technology. Consumer adoption is usually at the forefront of my mind when I see demonstrations of new advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). When I attend conferences, like AutoSens, for exampl...
Tags: Minnesota, California, Washington, New York City, General Motors, Cta, United States, Magazine, Autos, Detroit Lions, Toyota, Detroit, Orlando, Chicago Tribune, University of Iowa, Consumer Technology Association


COVID-19 didn't end driving, but mobility experts say it could spell the demise of rush hour

"Now we have control over the cadence of our work," Meera Joshi of Sam Schwartz said. "Do we need to honor a rush-hour system if it's proven to be not necessary anymore?" AP Photo/David J. Phillip Travel and commuting nosedived in March when the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the US. Business Insider spoke with two mobility experts, Gary Hallgren of Arity, and Meera Joshi of Sam Schwartz, about how the pandemic has changed commuting.  Driving has dropped by as much as 70%, but as it's sta...
Tags: Transportation, New York City, US, Trends, Traffic, Brooklyn, United States, Manhattan, Autos, Commuting, Mobility, Joshi, Alex Davies, Ignition, Sam Schwartz, Kristen Lee


Average Car Insurance Rates by Age (2020)

Teen and elderly drivers pay the most for car insurance.Discounts are available to offset costs for high-risk drivers.We recommend USAA or GEICO for low-cost, high-quality insurance. Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. Buying a car insurance policy can be a confusing process, especially because there are so many factors that affect your premium. Whether you’re 25 or 85, looking at average car insurance rates by age can ...
Tags: Cdc, New York City, Los Angeles, Autos, AAA, State Farm, GEICO, USAA, Auto Insurance, Vehicle Ownership, Varies, State of Auto Insurance, USAA Varies Varies Varies Varies GEICO Varies, Varies Progressive Varies Varies Varies


Maserati's flashy new supercar is the start of a reinvention — and that's just what the storied Italian brand needs

Maserati MC20. Kristen Lee/Business Insider The MC20 supercar, Maserati's new flagship halo car, represents the first of Maserati’s “new era” of vehicles. Following the MC20, Maserati will launch 13 new cars from now through 2024. All-electric versions of those cars are also in the works. The new cars will take design cues and technology from the MC20. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. If in the past few years you've found yourself wondering what, exactly, was up at Maser...
Tags: Transportation, UK, New York City, Trends, Analysis, Ferrari, Fca, Autos, Sunday Times, Jalopnik, Neptune, Romeo, Business Insider, Fiat Chrysler, Bush, Don


Car buying got a lot harder after the pandemic derailed supply and demand. Here's how to still get a good deal.

Alan Diaz/AP Images The COVID-19 pandemic didn't tank the used car market like many thought it would. Currently, used car demand is strong because new car inventory is down. It's still possible to get a good deal; you just have to act fast and be flexible and patient. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Life is a lot different now than it was before the COVID-19 pandemic began, and that includes car buying — something a lot of folks are doing right now. If you're one of th...
Tags: Transportation, Maryland, Advice, New York City, Trends, Ford, Car Buying, Autos, Toyota, Honda, Hertz, Audi, Kia, Don, Kia Telluride, McParland


Ducati Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour Goes On Tour

When musician Franky Perez released his Suddenly 44 album on June 12, 2020, he decided that he would go on a weird but wonderful tour to support the album. However, how he did that tour is quite a special thing. Franky is an avid motorcyclist. So much so, that he partnered with Ducati to have a carbon fiber, detachable guitar case fitted to his Multistrada 1260 S. And because the global pandemic inspired him to write, record, and release the album, he decided that the best way to tour the so...
Tags: New York City, Los Angeles, Motorcycles, Ducati, Las Vegas, Franky, Motorcycle News, Franky Perez, 263cc


The Station: Luminar takes the SPAC path and Voyage lifts the hood on its next-gen robotaxi

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. I’ll skip the typical wind up and get right to things this week. We’ve got SPACs, venture deals and micromobility news along with a peek at one AV company’s newest vehicle. I wanted to mention o...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Florida, California, Bono, Senate, China, Berlin, New York City, Sacramento, San Francisco, Linkedin, Tech, Tesla, Austin, Automotive


The yellow Rolls-Royce driven by Robert Redford in 'The Great Gatsby' could fetch $2 million at auction — take a closer look at the famed car

1928 Rolls-Royce 40:50hp Phantom I Ascot Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton. Courtesy of Classic Promenade The 1928 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom I Ascot Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton used in the 1974 film "The Great Gatsby" is headed to auction via Classic Promenade Auctions.From 2011 to 2019, it underwent a ground-up restoration that cost $1.2 million.It is estimated to sell for between $1.5 million and $2 million.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Scott Fitzgerald fans rejoice: You'll soon ...
Tags: Transportation, Movies, Entertainment, New York City, Trends, Luxury, Auctions, Vogue, Autos, The Great Gatsby, Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Rolls Royce, Royce, PHOENIX Arizona, Scott Fitzgerald


The Station: Uber eats rides, the next micromobility trend, Levandowksi’s day in court

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. A series of recent and upcoming vehicle reveals have provided yet another reminder of how automakers are doubling down on tech. This isn’t just about the shift away from knobs and buttons and to...
Tags: Google, Lyft, Uber, Europe, California, Washington, China, New York City, Los Angeles, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Automotive, United States, Ford, Electric Vehicles


Unagi, the iPhone of scooters, now has a subscription service

Unagi, the portable and design-forward electric scooter company that made a splash with celebs and pop stars, has launched a subscription service. The service, called Unagi All-Access, will be offered in New York City and Los Angeles. The company said it plans to expand to additional markets as it gathers customer feedback and refines the service. Customers will be able to choose from two plans. There will be pay-as-you-go monthly plan that costs $39 per month and a discounted annual plan for $3...
Tags: Transportation, La, New York City, Los Angeles, Tech, Customers, Automotive, Scooters, UC Berkeley, Unagi, Hyman, VOI, Haas Business School, David Hyman Unagi


The Station: ADA turns 30, Panasonic’s new battery tech and delivery (data) woes

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. Before we get into all the mobility news and analysis of the week I wanted to flag an upcoming event that might be of interest to the budding entrepreneurs out there. TC Disrupt, that BIG annual...
Tags: Travel, TC, Transportation, Lyft, Elon Musk, New York, Indonesia, Washington, China, Germany, Berlin, Singapore, New York City, San Francisco, Tesla, Walmart


The history of self-driving cars

From New York City's so-called phantom cars to Waymo's prototypes, the self-driving car has come a long way.
Tags: Uber, New York City, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Autonomous Cars, Emerging Tech, Waymo, Tier 4


Gett raises $100M more to double down on its B2B on-demand ride business

A number of ride-sharing companies are feeling the strain from reduced business, with many consumers still reluctant to travel, and especially to travel in surroundings that might increase the risk of spreading or catching the novel coronavirus. But today, one of the startups in the space is announcing a significant round of funding to continue growing in its target sector of corporate travel, underscoring where there may still be some existing and growing opportunities. Gett, the London and Isr...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, London, New York City, Israel, Automotive, Gett, MCI, Dave Waiser, Recent Funding, Waiser, VW Access, Len Blavatnik Kreos, Uber Lyft Grab, Amos Genish Gett


Honda Loses Some Funk for 2021

As a middle aged man who has been in love with cars since being a toddler, it is all too easy for me to forget that the car business is just that-a business. So it’s always disappointing when I hear that a neat car will not be joining us as automakers ready for the 2021 model year. It is the fringe cars that make car companies interesting to me, and Honda is shedding some of those offerings. Yes, it is mid-summer, and that means we are learning what players have been cut from the roster. An...
Tags: News, New York City, New Jersey, Autos, Fit, Honda, North America, New England, Honda Accord, Featured Stories, Honda Fit, Honda Civic Coupe, Accord Sport, Honda Accord Sport, Civic Coupe, Savethemanuals


The Station: Amazoox, TuSimple seeks $250M and the next e-scooter battleground

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hi friends and first-time readers. Welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. Remember please reach out and email me at [email protected] to share thoughts, ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Elon Musk, UK, California, Oregon, Saudi Arabia, China, New York City, Tech, Information, Tesla, Ars Technica


Apple adds a dedicated biking feature to Maps in iOS 14

Apple’s newest version of iOS is bringing a host of new features to Maps, including a dedicated cycling option that will optimize paths for bicyclists and even let users know if the route includes challenging hills. Apple unveiled the new feature Monday at a virtual version of WWDC 2020, the company’s annual developer conference. Apple Maps has included public transit and walking in previous iterations. But the biking option has been the most requested, according to Apple senior director Stac...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Transportation, China, New York City, Events, Tech, Smartphones, Beijing, Automotive, Shanghai, Apple Maps, Operating Systems, Apple Inc, Mobile Software, San Francisco Bay Area


The Station: DoorDash snags $400M, Bolt Mobility deploys self-cleaning tech, and disappearing Jump bikes

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hi friends and first-time readers. Welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. Let’s get straight to it this week. Remember please reach out and email me at kirsten.koro...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Facebook, Lyft, Europe, Japan, UK, California, Southeast Asia, New York City, San Francisco, Tech, Automotive, Ford, House, Paris


New York Auto Show canceled for 2020, pushed to spring 2021

Organizers of the New York International Auto Show, once hoping to hold the rescheduled event in August, have decided to scrap the entire year. The show has been officially canceled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers announced Friday. The next show will take place April 2 to April 11, 2021. Press days will be March 31 and April 1. The New York Auto Show, which is organized by the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association, was scheduled to begin April 10 at the Jacob K. Javit...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, New York, New York City, Tech, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, North America, American Culture, New York Auto Show, Jacob, Jacob K Javits Convention Center, New York International Auto Show, Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Cake brings a Swedish take on e-motorcycle design to the US

Cake has crafted the Swedish edition of electric motorcycle design starting in the dirt. The Stockholm-based mobility startup’s debut, the Kalk OR, is a 150-pound, battery-powered two-wheeler engineered for agile off-road riding and available in a street-legal version. In appearance, Cake’s Kalk has a minimalist stance and doesn’t evoke “motorcycle” in any conventional sense. That was intentional, according to the company’s CEO, Stefan Ytterborn — a design aficionado and serial founder — who w...
Tags: Cake, TC, Europe, Utah, Milan, Sweden, New York City, US, America, Tech, Ceo, United States, Transport, Ikea, Patagonia, Harley Davidson


Cake brings a Swedish take on e-motorcycle design to the U.S.

Cake has crafted the Swedish edition of electric motorcycle design starting in the dirt. The Stockholm based mobility startup’s debut, the Kalk OR, is a 150 pound, battery powered two-wheeler engineered for agile off-road riding and available in a street-legal version. On appearance, Cake’s Kalk has a minimalist stance and doesn’t evoke “motorcycle” in any conventional sense. That was intentional, according to the company’s CEO, Stefan Ytterborn — a design aficionado and serial founder — who w...
Tags: Cake, TC, Europe, Utah, Milan, Sweden, New York City, America, Tech, Ceo, United States, Transport, Ikea, Patagonia, Harley Davidson, Stockholm


‘Surreal’: What It’s Like to Ride a Motorcycle Through New York Right Now

Cruising down Broadway without crowds sounds like a total joy ride. Until you remember why it’s like this.
Tags: News, New York City, Motorcycles, Broadway, Roads and Traffic, Motor Bikes and Motorscooters, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Motorcycle Through New York Right Now


Polestar to open first US stores in the second half of 2020

Polestar’s first U.S. retail stores will open in Los Angeles, New York City and two locations in San Francisco later this year — the latest milestone for the automaker as it gets closer to bringing its all-electric vehicle to market. Polestar, which is jointly owned by Volvo Car Group and Zhejiang Geely Holding of China, was once a high-performance brand under Volvo Cars. The 2021 Polestar 2 is the first EV to come out of Polestar since it was recast as an electric performance brand in 2017. ...
Tags: Transportation, Florida, Texas, China, Boston, New York City, Cars, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Automotive, United States, Electric Vehicles, Volvo, Denver



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